Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Cave of the Spiders for 9th level characters. Originally designed for D&D 3.5, the Cave could be played under the Pathfinder rules or another D20 system without too much trouble. The window of opportunity to pick this adventure up free has closed, but $0.99 will get you a copy of Cave of the Spiders.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
a strange flat world floating through infinite air. The idea is still roaming around my head along with thoughts about alignment. Inevitably, that leads to thinking about how people align on leaf-world.
Monday, 13 February 2017
attempt 1, attempts 2 & 3, and attempts 4 & 5) before I decided to take a break to let my memory get foggy and extend the experience.
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Lest Darkness Rise.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
ability scores as potential rather than realised ability. I'm trying to expand on that idea by looking at how one might export the functions of AD&D 1e's ability scores to character class and level. (Briefly: the idea here is to keep the game more focused on these latter qualities because of verisimilitude and fairness. It makes sense that skill is decisive and reducing the impact of random factors in character creation has long had an appeal.) I chose Strength to start the discussion because it's the first in the book, but also because its functions in AD&D are widely spread. In this post, I'll consider Intelligence and Wisdom.
Saturday, 4 February 2017
The Day the Kobolds Ruled the World is a pay what you want module written by the GagMen comedy RPG podcaster collective. As with their other modules, it's written for Basic Fantasy Rules but can be used for other light-weight D&D type rule systems without much trouble. The adventure is aimed at a party of beginning characters in the fragile 1st to 3rd level bracket.
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
It's a strange thing that fantasy world-builders will happily allow for biology that defies reason, but when it comes to the shape of the world they stay shackled to the globe. Suppose that there is a world that isn't a sphere. Suppose that it has a different shape, but that the logic of that shape still gave its creatures a day to day experience that is easily imagined. Where would imagining such a world take us?